A drama centered around the trial of the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg after the publication of the poem Howl in 1957, which was seen as obscene. The film brilliantly captures the birth of the counterculture itself.
It's San Francisco 1957 and an American masterpiece is on trial. The film Howl recapitulates the events with the help of three stories: the young artist Allen Ginsberg's dramatic life and the search for his own artistic voice, society's reaction and the ensuing trial, as well as animated sequences that focus on the poem's originality.
Official selection 2010, Sundance Film Festival.
|Actors:||James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm, Aaron Tveit, Mary-Louise Parker, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, David Strathairn, Jon Prescott, Bob Balaban|
|Director:||Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman|
|Producer:||Jawal Nga, Gus Van Sant|
|Script:||Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein|